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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Elegant mansion

The winter home of John and Mabel Ringling, Ca d’Zan (Venetian dialect for “House of John”) was... read more

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stowtraveller
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Stow, MA
Great day out from Siesta Key

Spent the day here on a recent trip tp Siesta Key. Fascinating history and gardens. Really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matt_UKTX
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Houston, Texas
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Ca' d'Zan is one of the venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. Please visit ringling.org for Ca' d'Zan tour times and admission info.
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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Reviewed yesterday

The winter home of John and Mabel Ringling, Ca d’Zan (Venetian dialect for “House of John”) was built and furnished by European craftsmen in grand style. One must take a timed tour with a guide, to prevent overcrowding, so be sure to sign up in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent the day here on a recent trip tp Siesta Key. Fascinating history and gardens. Really enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

John & Mable Ringling built this mansion to represent his great vision for growth in this area and he eventually became one of the richest men in America. John created the world famous Ringling Brothers circus and was one of five Ringling brothers. The couple...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to spend the day. The Masion was amazing and you can walk the grounds around the Mansion. It is on the bay with great views. There is also a circus museum and other things to explore.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should see this place. Stunning property and grounds. Our favorite was the exquisite "patio" overlooking the bay. What a life!! They spared no expense that's for sure. Go see it for yourself, you won't be sorry.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a peek at the elegant lives of the wealthy, back in the days of servants and elaborate parties, visit Ca d’Zan. You can just picture such an event while standing on the huge terrace.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely estate home. We enjoyed a docent-led tour of the first floor. You might want to make reservations to see the home in advance of your visit. Docent-led tours are restricted to a small group. I think the self-guided tour of the first floor was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute must see in Sarasota! Life at it's most opulent in the "Gatsby Era". Excellent guided tour

Thank Joseph R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful sights in Sarasota, especially at sunset! Definitely take time to walk around the rose gardens and see all of the grounds.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the place so rich in history and so worth taking time to see this beauty. Reminds me of the great Gatsby to think just how lavishly they lived when the rest of the us was well into the depression. don't miss this attraction

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MickeyC312
17 February 2018|
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Response from Gakeitse | Reviewed this property |
You certainly have to pay separately to go into the Mansion. I'm not sure about the Park bit but I think it's included in the main ticket price.
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nulyanovsky
17 December 2017|
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Response from Sunset47Point | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge for entrance to the grounds and out buildings .
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Sara B
12 January 2017|
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Response from dsaul01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, more of a small cafe.
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